Great news: Admin will soon take over Oregon’s failed health exchange

Posted by: ST on April 24, 2014 at 6:56 pm

Big time.

This should inspire confidence in Oregonians. Not. Via WaPo:

The Obama administration is poised to take over Oregon’s broken insurance exchange, according to officials familiar with the decision, who say that it reflects federal officials’ conclusion that several state-run marketplaces may be too dysfunctional to fix.

In public, the board overseeing Cover Oregon is scheduled to vote Friday whether to join the federal insurance marketplace that already sells health plans in most of the country under the Affordable Care Act. Behind the scenes, the officials say, federal and Oregon officials already have privately agreed that closing down the system is the best path to rescue the state marketplace, the country’s only one to fail so spectacularly that no residents have been able to sign up for coverage online since it opened early last fall.

The collapse of Oregon’s insurance marketplace comes as federal health officials are also focusing intensely on faltering exchanges in two other states, including Maryland.

Because the feds always handle things sooo much better, right?

Read much more on the disaster that is “Cover Oregon” at Hit & Run, which notes that this was once described last spring as the Obama administration’s “favorite exchange.”  Failure endorses failure, I guess.

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3 Responses to “Great news: Admin will soon take over Oregon’s failed health exchange”


  1. Carlos says:

    Yep. And we’ve got a RINO who in the state legislature voted heartily for the failed exchange, and is now running for the U.S. Senate.

    Too damned many transplanted Californicators who are trying to screw up this state, MY state, by voting for the same thieves and idiots that have put California in the sewer.

    Speaking of which, they (CalTrans) have reader boards all up and down I-5 that tell drivers “Don’t trash California”. Not to worry – Choo-choo and his gang of thieves in Sacto have done a terrific job doing that already.

    And I guess Choo-choo’s next maahhvelous project is to pipe ocean water inland. Have no idea if they plan on desalination or what, but it’s got more than a few people upset. And they’d probably never even think (or stoop low enough) to talk to the Israelis, the world gurus on the subject.

  2. Drew the Infidel says:

    Just another in Obhammud’s long unbroken string of failures. You know what that white stuff is on top of chicken sh*t? It is just more chicken sh*t.

  3. Marilyn says:


    Take a look at Jo Rae Perkins. She doesn’t have the bags of money like some other candidates, nor does she have the press drooling over her; but she is honest to a fault and a true Constitutional Conservative who would do a FAR better job than the RINO candidates who are getting all the press.